[part title=”Pieter Bijl leaves NeilPryde”]
Former NeilPryde R&D guru confirms he will leave the brand, and speaks out about his decision:
“I don’t think about it as leaving NeilPryde “too”.
“I have been working on a freelance base for NeilPryde from last May as I needed to focus most of my time on setting up Angulo Boards in Europe. I was supposed to resume my regular testing duties in the beginning of October, however as time was getting closer I realized that resigning would be the best thing for me to do.
“It has been a long process for me to make this decision; however, the more I thought about it “It was time for me to move on”. I have been riding NeilPryde for over 17 years. I have worked there for more then 10 years and have been in charge of the R&D there for more then 8 years, NeilPryde has won many world titles in the time I worked there and I really enjoyed working for the NeilPryde Design Center and with the NeilPryde Team for a long time. I have learned a lot at NeilPryde that will be valuable for the rest of my life. Not only in windsurfing, but far beyond.
“For the moment I will focus my energy on Angulo Boards and Vector Fins. For sails for next year, we will see. I’m open to anything at this point. I’m motivated to race, without the NeilPryde workload I have more time for other projects, can spent more time on the water for myself and actually get to do some fitness training
“Let see what happens for next year, I believe it will all work out. Your guess is as good as mine.”